Posts tagged: Management

Break it Down! – Coaching/Management (2013/14 Edition)

By , September 20, 2013 9:55 am
No more for you Terry!

No more for you Terry!

Continuing on with the break it down series. The others can be found at the following location.

I skipped this part of the series last year, cause I could only talk about Tambellini so much, and really the only change had been Renney for Krueger.

But now! Tambellini was fired which could only be described as “about fucking time!”, and while I don’t think Krueger necessarily deserved to be fired his lack of line matching probably doesn’t fit with the approach the new GM wishes to take.

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Breaking it Down! – Coaching/Management (2010/11 Edition)

By , September 28, 2010 11:33 am

At least he can't fuck this up

And after procrastinating as long as possible here is the final post with this years Break it Down series. The rest can be found here.

Last year I commented on how I didn’t like the hiring of Quinn and would have preferred to see Renney hired, so I guess a year later it worked out for me. I just can’t stand to see a guy roll the lines at this level. They just get eaten alive.

Also, how shitty was it that Tippett got fired a couple weeks after we found our guys. That would be a killer coach.

As for Tambellini, I am kind of happy with the past year. But there are still issues that need to be figured out.

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Step into my office…

By , June 16, 2010 1:06 pm

...cause your f***ing fired!!!

Robert Daum was notified by the Edmonton Oilers organization last week that his contract as head coach of the then Falcons now Barons will not be renewed.  Comments suggest that he was surprised by the decision and had no indications he would be lining up at the unemployment office.
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The fall guy…

By , January 29, 2010 11:27 am
The original fall guy / 6-million dollar man

The original fall guy / 6-million dollar man

Yesterday, Guy Flaming over at Coming Down the Pipe posted a great article about a fan who called into the Oilers lunch this week saying that “the fans will need a sacrifice.” In Guy’s article, he speculated that it could be the scouting staff taking the fall, just based on that they hadn’t had their contracts renewed and because they have been one constant through much of this mess. Guy did feel though that this would be a “smoke screen”, if that group were cleaned up, and I agree as well. No matter how you stack it, this is still an issue with management. Continue reading 'The fall guy…'»

Some good reading for Friday, courtesy of David Staples…

By , December 4, 2009 2:45 pm
The more things change, the more they stay the same..

The more things change, the more they stay the same..

I don’t normally create posts these days based solely on posts on other blogs, however David Staples has been doing some good write ups lately that I have an easy time agreeing with.

Most notably:

If the Oilers don’t make the playoffs, Kevin Lowe and Steve Tambellini will have to resign.
AND
The Oilers need to blow up this team and trade for expiring contracts and draft picks.
AND
If Jim Rutherford can do it in Carolina, why not Kevin Lowe in Edmonton?

They echo a lot of sentiments heard around here. They’re unforgiving and honest articles. Often, I find that journalists are a bit too afraid to tell it like it is, but Staples pulls no punches in his criticisms towards management. Continue reading 'Some good reading for Friday, courtesy of David Staples…'»

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